Prasart Suebka

Professor Dr Prasart Suebka received his PhD in Physics from Arizona State University, Tempe, USA, and attended the National Defense College of Thailand in 1999. For almost 12 years, he has been the Rector of Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. His leadership at SUT earned him ‘The Best Chief Executive Officer of Academic Institution for Cooperative Education in Thailand’ Award in 2010 and 2011 from the Ministry of Education, and has brought ‘Thailand’s No. 1 in Physics’ status to SUT. Before this chief position, he held several senior administrative posts at this university, including Vice Rectors for Academic Affairs, Administration, and Planning, and Dean of the Institute of Science. Outside SUT, he served the Thai education in various capacities, such as the President of Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP), President of the Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT), President of the University Sports Board of Thailand (USBT), as well as a member of the Senate, Thailand. Currently, his other key positions are Executive Board Member of Thailand’s Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI) and Advisor for the National Olympic Committee, to name a few.